Hibernate & JPA Annotations – Windows Environment Setup

This tutorial takes you through the various steps involved in installing MySQL and the MySQL GUI tools. Then I install the Java Development Toolkit v 1.6 Update 10 (JDK). After JDK installation, I then extract the Hibernate Core and Hibernate Annotations modules, plucking out the pertinent JAR files, and placing them in a C:\_hiblib folder that will be made part of the runtime and compile time classpath.